Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics (By: Khum)
Miami Heat - Boston Celtics
Two of the best teams of the last month and a half will meet tonight in Miami, and while the home team is rested the Celtics are coming for the second match in 2 days.
This season wasnțt a good one in such situations for Boston, as they are 5-1 in 1st days of the b2b's and 2-4 in the 2nd ones.
Anyway, this 7th b2b seems a bit different for the Celtics. Last night they recorded the best scoring game of the season. And they did that against the best defense in NBA in points per game allowed. And they did it while 13 men scored and 7 of them did it in double digits, in a remarcable collective game. And they did it (and I find this very important for our business) while no starter played more than 25 minutes.
Boston started the season under the expectations, and things turned around after a players only meeting on December 21st. The results are obvious: since, then they won 7 of 9. And four in a row to begin 2019.
"We're making shots and we're continuing to make each other better and making those plays that we weren't making at the beginning of the season of just trusting one another in specific positions in our offense," Kyrie Irving said. "At this point, I feel like we're very comfortable in what we're running, and guys being in specific spots, and opportunities that we can take advantage of, and passes being delivered on time, and just caring about the pass and caring about your teammate making a shot.
"So everything we talked about at the beginning of the season, I feel like it's translating now as we continue to get to know one another. Meat of the season right now and you can tell that our team is just feeling really good being around each other. And it's totally different in terms of how we feel out there. It's just really positive. And when I don't have to go out there and score 30 it's cool with me. I probably won't have to score 30 for us until we play one of the best teams in the league -- or, if any -- until the playoffs. So I'm happy about that."
The atmosphere is great in the C's locker room at this point and when tonight game comes I expect to see a defensive grind between two of the top defensive teams in the league. If it comes to a close game in crunch time, Boston has the men to step up, while Miami doesn't.
The over is 5-0 in the Celtics’ last 5 road games, 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference opponents and 4-1 in the second game of their last five back to back situations. Miami has seen the over go 5-1 in their last six against Eastern Conference teams and 4-1 in their last five at home.
Miami is still without Dragic while Boston is still without Baynes.
Best waggers in this one for me:
Boston -2 @ 1.952
Boston&over 212.5 @ 3.52
Over 212 @ 1.943
Let's go green!
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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics prediction
|Boston Celtics -2||Pinnacle||1.95||9||115-99 LOST (-9 units)|